Have I mentioned that we really LOVE waffles at my house? They are at top of the list of favorite foods right up there with chocolate chip cookies. I think it is because we love them so much that I get sucked in by claims of’ the ‘best recipe ever’ and I just can’t help but try them out now and again. Oh and there are so many lovely varieties to match the season, the ingredients you have on hand or simply your mood. Let me review with you my favorite waffle recipes I have previously shared– I have the overnight waffles, sour cream waffles, peanut butter wholegrain waffles, gingerbread waffles (not to mention the double chocolate and whole wheat blender waffle recipes my sisters have posted) Yeah, you get the picture I am a sucker for a good waffle and I think we have you covered in the waffle department:)
Well, this recipe using cornstarch seems to be ALL OVER the Internet with lots of different names including” Waffles of Insane Greatness”. I was intrigued when I read that the recipe originated right here where I live in Chattanooga, TN at a restaurant called Aretha Frankenstein’s. I have never eaten there, but I plan to now! They were made famous when Miss Rachel Ray stopped in on an early episode of $40 a day. Cool, huh?! Also, who could resist a recipe with that description? I, of course had to try it out and lo and behold–it did make the PERFECT waffle! Super crispy on the outside and sweet and tender inside. That is exactly how a waffle should be in my opinion! These waffles have a lot of cornstarch, which is not an ingredient I use often. I found that I was always out when we wanted waffles (very dissapointing) so I now buy the big huge container at Costco and we are now good to go anytime the craving for perfect waffles strike:) I have been using this recipe for quite some time but didn’t share it with you all because I didn’t think we needed another waffle recipe on The Sisters Cafe, but you know what?! I changed my mind, I just can’t keep this insanely great recipe from you any longer! Hope you enjoy these as much as we do!
***Please note that you need to let the batter sit for 30 minutes before coooking–so plan accordingly:)***
- 1½ c all-purpose flour
- ½ c cornstarch
- 1 tsp baking powder
- ½ tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp salt
- 2 c buttermilk (or use whole milk or a combination of the two-I use Buttermilk)
- ⅔ c vegetable oil
- 2 eggs
- 3 tsp sugar
- 1½ tsp vanilla extract
- Butter and syrup, for serving
- In a medium bowl, combine the flour, cornstarch, baking powder, baking soda, and salt; mix well. Add the milk, vegetable oil, egg, sugar and vanilla and mix well. Let the batter sit for 30 minutes.
- Preheat a waffle iron. Do not use non-stick spray on the waffle iron; the oil in the batter will allow the waffle to release easily. Follow the directions on your waffle iron to cook the waffles. Serve immediately with butter and syrup.
Recipe Source: Aretha Frankenstein Waffle Recipe on Food 52